Covenant Eyes for Android Update

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Back in May we released an alpha (pre-beta) version of our accountability program for Android (which is a plugin for your Firefox browser). Now we are releasing another critical piece of the puzzle: an app that monitors Internet activity on your stock browser.

Interested in helping us test the new app? Go to http://www.covenanteyes.com/AndroidAl...

As we mentioned before, we are building this program from the ground up with the help of Covenant Eyes users. The more people who help us test this app and give us feedback, the more we can customize this program to meet your needs.

In the future, we hope the program will have other features such as:

- Monitoring the use of other apps (what apps are running, when are they running, and what are their descriptions?)
- Monitoring the installation and uninstallation of apps
- Password-locking certain applications
- A special module on the Accountability Report pertaining to Android use
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Alaina

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Tammy Paulus

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This is very needed. Thank you for making this a priority!
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David Pomeroy

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If the Covenant Eyes "Helper" (sic) is part of this, please get rid of it. It blanks out my screen during routine phone use that has nothing to do with the Internet. Like receiving calls from family or business contacts.
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nik_c

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Do you have news on the release of your android app that can be released on your web site? are you in BETA testing yet?
I am using x3watch on my samsung galaxy s3, and due to unexpected crashes it causes problems and does not really do its job.
What good is an accountability programme that crashes without documentation and reason and without the application restarting itself again?

thanks,
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Alaina

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We actually are in Beta now, though the text on the sign-up page doesn't reflect that at the moment. Once you've filled out the form and are on the download page it has the Beta release listed.
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Ive been using the Beta. Its working well for me.

But I do have a recommendation for you guys to consider:

Could you allow the blocking of new app installs DURING CERTAIN HOURS not all the time? If my phone locks down all new installs except during weekdays between 5am and 7pm I will be really good to go. Its at night that I sometimes get tempted to try and outsmart what I determined to do during the day. This way I still have a fully functional phone.
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@raysring - We should not be blocking installation of application at all on an Android device. Our app is only designed to monitor the web addresses accessed in the browser and monitor which apps are used and for how long. As long as you are signed into our app, though, nothing should prevent you from using the Market.

Is it possible that there may be an app locking application running on your device? If not, I could help troubleshoot this issue further if you could provide some additional details. Please contact me at android beta@covenanteyes.com so that we may look more deeply into this issue.
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Wow!
Thanks so much for your rapid response, Im impressed. However I did not speak clearly enough. The CE ap is not blocking me from installing aps. I was actually recommending an option to block the installing of apps during certain hours, because thats when thwart attempts mostly occur for some people (like myself).

However, since I have your attention. What I have noticed is that CE may have prevented me from making changes to the level of apps I can install. Android wont let me change the security level in the app-store. I never tried to change this setting before so I dont know if it is CE doing it, but I think maybe it is. I can see the opion check boxes, they are all checked and when I click on them nothing happens, I cannot un-check the most adult option. Is that CE?
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@raysring - We cannot affect any of your settings in the Android Market.

As for the suggestion to block install at set times, we'll definitely consider that.
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Thank you for prioritizing this, and thank you for a great product!

I am highly anticipating the roll out of detailed web content being monitored and reported from apps other than the stock browser, say for instance, dolphin browser. Do you have a timeline for this?
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@Jeffrey - while we do have further updates planned, the feature(s) you asked for have not been planned as the Android ecosystem prevents us from having access to the network traffic of other apps on the device.

We will keep monitoring the evolution of the Android ecosystem for the ability to monitor additional forms of traffic with our app.

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